Jan 8, 2015

Star Frost Challenge




I live here in the Puget Sound region of Washington where we don't get a lot of snow and ice but I do kinda miss those white winters that I got to experience when I lived in Idaho.  I don't really miss the cold but the site of the pristine snows after a storm were a sight to behold.  Those icicles hanging from the trees and feeling of being hushed will always linger in my memories.



So I had a good start with the concept that I wanted to do for this challenge.  And just look at all the goodies that I received to assist with bringing it to life.  You would think that it would be a piece of cake.  Ummm... not to so much.



I actually started out making a charm bracelet with all those wonderful white and clear beads but my hands quickly let me know that my weather here is being too wet and cold for any of that malarky.  Besides, a charm bracelet wouldn't have this wonderful polymer focal from Andrew Thornton



Enter plan two which I think I am actually much happier with anyways.  I used that beautiful focal along with the larger what lucite beads.  I found some Indonesian recycled glass in the same color as the focal and used that to bring in more of the colder blue colors.  It is all wire wrapped to a pewter chain with a sterling S-hook so the length on this frosty necklace is adjustable.

Now that you have seen my humble offering be sure to check out what everyone else has done. Just click here to get a list of everyone.    I just love seeing the end results that differ so greatly when we all start from the same place. 

10 comments:

  1. Lovely necklace! The colors you added give it such a cool and refreshing aspect.

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  2. You perfectly described the beauty after a winter storm. Your necklace is lovely. How great that you found the recycled glass in that wonderful blue!

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  3. Lovely necklace, the filigree and the color you added give it a fresh and cool wintry feel!

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  4. Gorgeous! You really captured the frosty winter with a warm glow...very beautiful.

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  5. Hi Shai, Your necklace is very pretty. It does show winter well.

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  6. What a lovely bracelet! I think the filigree goes nicely with the snowflake pattern, almost like the swirl of the snowfall! The recycled glass gives nice pops of color! Nicely done! Thank you so much for participating in the challenges!

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  7. I started over a few times. Your plan 2 is perfect.I love the dark glass beads.

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  8. I always look forward to your designs! You never disappoint! Love the pendant bail! Great Job!

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  9. I love the pewter accents, they coordinate perfectly with the poly clay pendant. The filigree reminds me of snowflakes so that is a great touch. Another great touch: the recycled glass...matches the colors in the pendant and gives the piece visual impact. Beautiful!

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  10. Such a lovely Necklace, I love the filigree components. They seem to be so perfectly matched to the focal. Awesome creation.

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